Record Details

NHER Number:27560
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible World War Two bomb crater

Summary

A possible World War Two bomb crater or a pit of unknown date is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. It is possible that this cropmark is of a bomb crater relating to a bomb dropped in the early part of World War Two. The crater had been backfilled and returned to agriculture by 1944. An alternative interpretation of this cropmark is that it relates to an extractive pit or pond of unknown date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 51245 11798
Map Sheet:TG51SW
Parish:WEST CAISTER, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

August 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A possible World War Two bomb crater or undated pit is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs (S1) to (S5). This cropmark is located at TG 5124 1180 on the north side of West Road at Chapel Corner. The crater or pit is visible as an irregular cropmark with a 9m diameter. This is surrounded by a cropmark indicating a bank, presumably the upcast spoil from the feature. This cropmark is first visible on aerial photographs dating to May and July 1944 (S1) and (S2). It is possible that this cropmark is of a bomb crater relating to a bomb dropped in the early part of World War Two. The crater had been backfilled and returned to agriculture by 1944. Other possible World War Two bomb craters are visible as cropmarks elsewhere around Caister (NHER 27498, 27499). An alternative interpretation of this cropmark is that it relates to an extractive pit or pond of unknown date. However, no such feature is shown on any of the cartographic sources examined.
J. Albone (NMP), 8 August 2005

Monument Types

  • PIT? (Unknown date)
  • POND? (Unknown date)
  • BOMB CRATER (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1944. RAF 106G/LA/14 2011-2012 13-MAY-1944 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1944. RAF 106G/LA/21 4001-2 04-JUL-1944 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/832 3183-3184 23-SEP-1945 (NHER TG 5111A / TG 5212A).
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1974. NHER TG 5111A (NLA 12/ACU6) 12-JUL-1974.
<S5>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1980. NHER TG 5111G (NLA 79/ANM3) 09-JUN-1980.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2023 Norfolk Historic Environment Service